Tag: Dr. Leana Wen

Baltimore among cities suing Trump administration over campaign to tear down Affordable Care Act

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President Donald Trump’s official portrait, via the White House

Baltimore is again suing the White House over its health care policies, this time due to the president’s alleged undermining of the Affordable Care Act.

City to certify hospitals that adopt best practices for treating opioid addiction

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Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen and Mayor Catherine Pugh hand out certificates to partner hospital executives. Photo via Dr. Leana Wen/Twitter.

In a new initiative being launched with 11 Baltimore hospitals, the City Health Department plans to certify each one that adopts “best practices” for treating patients who overdose on opioids or are struggling with addiction.

Wen issues warning after fake weed gives four Marylanders extreme bleeding

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

There’s a reason Baltimore City banned stores from selling so-called synthetic marijuana in 2016. The substance, often branded as “K2” or “Spice” and sold at gas stations and corner stores, is usually made with a potpourri of leaves and various unknown chemicals designed to mirror marijuana’s effects. It’s been known to induce severe physical problems, such as heart attacks, kidney failure and extreme bleeding.

City, state plan first ‘stabilization center’ to treat addiction

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Mayor Catherine Pugh, left-center, speaks at a press conference announcing the city’s first “stabilization center,” as Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, center, and Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, right-center, listen. Image via Twitter.

City and state agencies are partnering to open a stabilization center in Baltimore to connect people struggling with addiction to necessary services.

Bolton Hill church to host Dr. Wen for talk on naloxone and the opioid epidemic after Sunday sermon

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Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

A historic Bolton Hill church is bringing in the city’s top public health official this Sunday for a post-sermon chat and tutorial for administering the life-saving drug naloxone.

In op-ed, Wen touts legislation to restrict sugary drinks on kids’ menus

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In an op-ed published in The Hill this morning, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen lauded a bill that would make healthy beverages like milk and water the default option on children’s menus instead of soda and sugary drinks.

Health Commissioner Leana Wen is Troubled by Republicans’ Planned Obamacare Replacement

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Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen has some serious concerns with Republican lawmakers’ proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

Transforming Narratives – Wednesday Lenten Lecture Series Starts March 8 – Don’t Miss It

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Wednesday Evening Supper and Lenten Lecture Series Followed by Compline

March/April 2017

6:00—8:00 p.m. Transforming Narratives

From Baltimore stoops to the White House, from outsider art to the art of dying well, speakers transform their disciplines and their communities.

Listen, Learn, Engage, (eat!) During the Wednesday Lenten Speaker Series – Transforming Narratives

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Wednesday Evening Supper and Lenten Lecture Series Followed by Compline

March/April 2017

6:00—8:00 p.m. Transforming Narratives

From Baltimore stoops to the White House, from outsider art to the art of dying well, speakers transform their disciplines and their communities.

Meet Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City’s New Health Commissioner

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Dr. Wen

Last January, Dr. Leana S. Wen took the reins from Dr. Oxiris Barbot as Baltimore City Health Commissioner.  Being responsible for the health of the entire city seems like a gargantuan charge, especially for someone barely 30. But given Wen’s accomplishments to date—she entered college at 13, studied public health and health policy as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, served on an advisory commission to Congress regarding graduate medical education, worked as an attending physician in a busy emergency room, gave four popular TED and TEDMed talks, wrote a critically-acclaimed book When Doctor’s Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests, to name a few—she’s probably up to the task.

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